First Prize Dash to be Honored at Heritage Place

Leading broodmare First Prize Dash to be honored on Thursday.

First Prize Dash is the only horse buried at Heritage Place.

Former broodmare of the year First Prize Dash will be honored in Oklahoma City on Thursday prior to the fourth annual "A Night With Legends of American Quarter Horse Racing", held in conduction with the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale and co-sponsored by TRACK Magazine.

Bred in Oklahoma by A.F. Stanley, Jr. and L.D. Burbank and owned her entire life by Stanley and his wife Weetona, First Prize Dash was a 1988 daughter of former leading sire Dash For Cash out of the Gallant Jet mare First Prize Rose.

First Prize Dash died in 2012 and is the only horse buried at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. She will be honored on Thursday with a permanent grave marker at the base of the American Flag in front of the sales pavilion.

The public is invited to attend the First Prize Dash dedication and fourth annual "A Night With Legends of American Quarter Horse Racing" that will begin at 6 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, following the Pre-Sale party at 5 p.m.

"It is very fitting to honor this mare on a night of legends and Heritage Place is proud to be a part of the dedication of First Prize Dash," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said Tuesday.

With a modest race record compared to her accomplishments as a broodmare, the sister to all-time leading sire First Down Dash won or placed in nine of 11 starts and earned $77,465. She was a finalist in the 1990 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) and the 1991 All American Derby (G1).

Her accomplishments as a broodmare were on par of those of her world champion brother. Named broodmare of the year in 2006, First Prize Dash produced 43 foals, 34 starters, 29 ROM, 27 winners, 6 stakes winners (4 Grade 1), 4 stakes-placed with earnings in excess of $2.39 million.

Among her major accomplishments were:

    Only mare to produce 4 Grade 1 winners at Remington Park
    Only mare to produce a high-selling yearling at Heritage Place ($435,00) and Ruidoso ($650,00)
    Broodmare of the Year in 2006
    Dam of 2013's Leading Sire of Money Earners Heza Fast Dash

First Prize Dash's stakes offspring include:

    First Prize Leesa SI-106, by Mr Jess Perry. 7 wins in 11 starts $488,270, Remington Park Futurity (G1), 2nd Texas Classic Derby (G1), Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1), etc.
    First Carolina SI-106, by Mr Jess Perry. 5 wins in 8 starts $415,047, Heritage Place Futurity (G1), Remington Park Derby (G2), etc.
    First Prize Robin SI-103, by Mr Jess Perry. 3 wins in 6 starts, $295,147, Remington Park Futurity (G1), etc.
    Fast First Prize SI-102, by Heza Fast Man. 3 wins at 2, $244,929, Heritage Place Futurity, etc.
    Heza Fast Dash SI-103, by Heza Fast Man. 3 wins to 3, $146,123 Blue Ribbon Futurity, 2nd Remington Park Futurity(G1). 2013 Leading Sire of Money Earners.
    First Prize Doc SI-108, by Pyc Paint Your Wagon. 5 wins, $73,700.
    First Prize Perry SI-102, by Mr Jess Perry. 2 wins at 2, $243,946. Multiple stakes sire.
    First Prize Paris SI-108, by Mr Jess Perry. 5 wins to 3, $92,910, 2nd Black Gold Futurity[R], etc.
    First Prize Timber SI-102, by Oak Tree Special. 3 wins at 2, $56,018, 3rd Black Gold Futurity[R],etc.
    First Prize Stone SI-98, by Mr Jess Perry. 2 wins at 3, $32,633, 2nd Mr Master Bug Handicap[R], etc.

First Prize Dash's daughters have fallen in step behind their dam producing some of the industry's leading stakes runners over the past few years. They include such horses as 2013 Rainbow Futurity (G1) winner Ms First Prize Rose SI-101 ($546,985 to 3); 2014 Remington Park Futurity (RG3) winner Im A Fancy Pyc SI-92 (5 wins in 6 starts, $454,765); 2013 Remington Park Futurity winner Coronado Cartel SI-98 ($415,727 to 3); Rainbow Juvenile Invitational winner Denver Pass SI-95 ($120,944 at 2); West Texas Futurity (G1) winner who set a 300 world record (twice) Fast Prize Zoom SI-112 ($192,875); 2013 Eastex Handicap (G2) winner Fast Prize Mike SI-101 ($143,605 to 4); 2014 Decketta Stakes (RG3) winner First Prize Shaunda SI-103 ($133,232 to 4); 2014 Bitterroot Futurity(RG3) winner Jess Curl My Prize SI-104 (6 wins in 8 starts, $107,474 at 2); 2013 Speedhorse Derby (RG3) winner Ss Calendar Girl SI-97 ($88,915 to 4); 2014 Mile High Derby winner Pyc First Prize Joe SI-101 ($72,429 to 3); etc.

This past weekend at Will Rogers Downs, two of First Prize Dash's daughters, First Prize Pearl and First Prize Fancy produced the top two qualifiers for the $318,217 Black Gold Futurity Championship (RG3) and two other daughters, First Carolina and First Prize Paris, produced finalists to the $141,000 OHA Mystery Futurity.

First Prize Dash's sons have been equally prolific in extending this line into the racing industry.

As mentioned above, her Grade 2 winning son Heza Fast Dash has been among the leading sires in every crop and in 2013 he earned the honor of the industry's leading sire of Money Earners. From nine crops to race Heza Fast Dash has sired 344 winners, 40 stakes winners, 29 stakes-placed with earnings of $18.5 million and average earnings per starter of more than $35,000. He sired the 2014 Dash For Cash Derby (G2) winner Dashin For A Prize SI-99 ($93,542), who was line-bred from a daughter out of his full sister Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Fast First Prize.

Heza Fast Dash has also the sired Ol Time Preacher Man SI-98 ($559,873 to 3), Zuppers Quick Dash SI-108 (12 wins $471,129), McM Dashmaster SI-106 ($424,872), etc.

Her son, G1-placed First Prize Perry, has sired 95 winners, 11 stakes horses and $2.7 million in earners from four crops to race. They have average earnings per starter of $15,300 and include Vinton Stakes (G3) winner Scooter Prize SI-102 ($174,391 to 3), stakes winner Lets Jess Do It SI-107 ($137,720 to 4), etc.

Her latest son to hit the sire ranks is All American Derby (G1) finalist First Timber SI-99 who, from limited numbers in three crops, has sired 19 winners, four stakes winners, earners of $607,000 and average earnings per starter of $17,300. His 2014 stakes horses include Droppin Timber SI-101 (6 wins to 4, $129,868), Big Sluggo SI-98 (3 wins to 4, $57,882), Cruisinfourabrusin SI-90 (4 wins at 2, $50,401), etc.

First Prize Dash is also the dam of First Down Straw who is also a stakes sire from a limited number of starters in five crops. The son of Strawfly Special has sired 12 winners, two stakes horses that include Ajax Derby Challenge winner Piranhaaa SI-101 ($63,136) and stakes-placed Mr Speed Wrench SI-97 ($33,152).

First Prize Dash's legacy continues not only through her daughters and sons but granddaughters and great-granddaughters who have produced such stakes horses as multiple stakes winner Fast Prize Jordan SI-109 ($203,724); 2014 Dash For Cash Derby (G2) winner Dashin For A Prize ($93,542); 2013 Speedhorse Futurity (RG2) winner Spit Like Jagger SI-96 ($105,045); LQHBA Breeders Futurity (RG1) runner-up First Prize Jet SI 98 ($251,758), etc.

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